December 5, day three of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)’s  7th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Montego Bay will feature a plenary session with the discussion topic ‘Building Resilience-CDM responsibility in Action’.

Participants in the discussion are expected to be Mr. Ronald Jackson, Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness &Emergency Management (ODPEM); Dr. Arun Kashyap, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative, Jamaica; Ms. Litea Biukoto, SOPAC Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC);  and Mr. Shailesh Kataria, Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), United Kingdom.

Other presentations on resilience are expected to include Family and Community perspectives on disaster planning; financing and Insurance for Disaster Risk Resilience; and Women and Girls, the Invisible Force for Resilience. The CDEMA conference is on at the Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica from December 3rd – 7th, 2012,  convened under the broad…

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